Keep people safe.
NDCS has a statutory responsibility to keep safe people in the public, people who work for the agency, people who visit its prisons and the people living in its prisons. This is accomplished through sound incarceration practices and daily vigilance.
Good security encompasses much more than counts, searches and locked doors. It includes providing opportunities for incarcerated individuals to change thinking and behavior. Those opportunities are facilitated by assessments, treatment, programming and comprehensive reentry planning.